Today I begin another journey…
the exciting and adventurous journey of becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.
As I begin this journey I have allot of hopes, expectations and fears among many other feelings and emotions. I hope I can pass the classes, tests (especially the NBCOT), and any other graded projects along this journey. I hope to gain the ungraded knowledge it takes to be an outstanding COTA. I hope to help people more. I hope to make at least one person a day smile. I thoroughly enjoy helping people of all ages and seeing them smile; it’s such a wonderful and rewarding feeling. I hope to expand my level of creativity and thinking outside the box even more. I hope to meet new people. I hope to become a more positive person. I hope to grow in many ways. I hope I do not continue to struggle with OT connections!
My biggest fear of course is failing. I also fear falling behind (even a little bit), and not understanding “concepts” or missing something, anything of importance. I fear something tragic happening and making this journey harder for me. I hope my fears motivate me in reaching my goals; I cannot allow them to deter me.
I hope with my passion to help people, the knowledge and everything else I gain from this program I will become a great COTA. I believe I have figured out a good career choice for me and it’s going to take hard work, determination and dedication to complete this journey, but I’m ready for it (I hope!).
I understand your fears, I think most of us feel the same way, but we will get through it......right? Right! What do you mean when you say you hope to gain the ungraded knowledge it takes to be an outstanding COTA?